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Tag: Sustainable Design

The Redemption of the Recycled

Recycled plastic patio furniture

Making miracles out of milk jugs: Loll Designs There is a regular need for milk—a staple source of calcium—but for milk jugs, not so much. When the contents are exhausted, these plastic containers lie around, stacked together like bulky bricks, often a constant source for comical mishaps. Not everyone can DIY their way into discarding […]

Fit to eat: the case of edible foodware

Single-use plastic cutlery has changed the way consumers eat outside their homes. Convenient, yes. But for the better of the environment? No. Plastic Pollution Coalition reports that America alone uses 100 million pieces of these plastic utensils per year—a large percentage that contributes to about 270,000 tons of plastic waste produced globally. Six million tons […]

The World’s First 3D-Printed Village by Yves Béhar

Re-posted from Dwell, by Lucy Wang, May 9, 2019 The World’s first 3D-Printed village coming to Latin America in the summer of 2019 is a project by Yves Béhar. The walls of each home can be printed in just 24 hours with nearly zero waste. Acclaimed designer Yves Béhar of fuseproject, Austin–based construction technologies company ICON, and […]

NASA’s idea for making food from thin air just became a reality — it could feed billions

Here’s why you might eat greenhouse gases in the future. The new food. By ROBBY BERMAN 19 July, 2019. Re-posted from Big Think The company’s protein powder, “Solein,” is similar in form and taste to wheat flour. Based on a concept developed by NASA, the product has wide potential as a carbon-neutral source of protein. […]

Welcome to inspired outdoor living!

Moonbeam Rug, by Vondom-molecule design

It is the time of the year to indulge in the beautiful weather and outdoor culture the Southwest has to offer. Spending time with friends at home or glam-camping; enjoying opera season and the many things that New Mexico has to offer. Take a look at some furniture ideas that will make your outdoor living […]

Urban Farming at Molecule

urban-farming

Join us for a special urban farming educational event at Molecule Design in Santa Fe. A free fun opportunity for families and individuals to learn about growing your own food, sustainable planting and ideas for small space and vertical gardening. With local experts present to talk and answer your home garden questions. This opportunity is […]

2016 Molecule Green / Woolly School Garden

Our Green Molecule / Woolly School Program is a partnership between us and Woolly Pocket, the manufacturer of the famous Woolly Pocket and the Living Planter2. We will be donating a planter system on an annual basis, if we find receptivity to the program. Our 2016 recipient is Mother Nature Center, in Santa Fe, NM. […]

2012 New Topographies / An Evening at Molecule-Design Lab

new-topographies

Molecule Contemporary Design, the silver metallic freight structure set back from the road near the intersection of Cerrillos and Baca Street, presents, New Topographies, an evening in celebration of the first Design LAB Juried Exhibition launched in conjunction with Design Santa Fe 2012. The evening event will showcase Adriana Siso’s project, the design and construction […]

Light Transmitting Concrete

Concrete has a sometimes-bad reputation as a harsh, rigid, cold-to-the-touch and straight-edged material. Litracon is doing a great deal to change that image of concrete through a score of creative and sustainable applications for their patented light-transmitting concrete. Filled with optical fibers that run from one end of a poured piece of concrete to the other, these […]

Biophotovoltaics – generating energy from photosynthesis

Two Cambridge University departments — the science-driven Biochemistry lab and the design-focused Institute for Manufacturing — have teamed up to dream up biophotovoltaic devices of the future. Biophotovoltaics generate renewable energy (and a few other useful by-products) from the photosynthesis of living organisms like algae and moss. Prototype devices have recently been constructed and tested in […]

Lego-style apartment transforms into infinite spaces

Lego style transformable space

Multifunctional space – What else do we really need? This is my idea of a perfect space. The impeccable classy design formed out of moving parts in 258 square feet. The next step to this “Lego-style” apartment would be mobility. Wouldn’t it be great to have this transformable, multifunctional habitat be able to fit perfectly […]

White Goat turns office paper into toilet paper

Reposted from TechCrunch.   What we have here is a machine that automatically turns office paper into toilet paper. It’s called White Goat (seriously) and is made by a Japanese company called Oriental [JP]. The way it works is simple: You just feed the machine with about 40 sheets of office (or whatever) paper, wait for 30 […]

Boxpark: First Shipping Container Pop-Up Mall in London

Boxpark is a new shopping mall built from standard-sized recycled shipping containers. Located in London’s ultra-hip east end, the shops are achingly trendy, with the majority selling tee-shirts, shoes and some jeans. All with attitude, of course. The container village is painted black and white and contains 60 containers which are stacked two stories high and […]

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